RDS is reporting that David Desharnais suffered a knee injury during the overtime of last night’s game in Boston. The incident apparently occurred when he was simultaneously hit by Bruins defencemen Andrew Ference and Johnny Boychuk early in the second overtime period. At the time he was playing effectively in his twelfth shift as a leftwinger on the line with Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta.
The seriousness of the injury isn’t known. If he’s unavailable for game six, either Yannick Weber or Benoit Pouliot will draw back into the lineup.
…….Still a mystery is the disappearance of James Wisniewski from the game. Wisniewski played his opening shift in the third period and then was gone until midway through the first overtime period. When he returned, Wisniewski took a regular turn alongside Roman Hamrlik. There are rumours that his back tightened up on him and it took more than a full period to loosen it up again. He played ten shifts after his return and was on the ice when the winning goal was scored.
……..Max Pacioretty has apologized for his Twitter that made fun of Bruins forward Brad Marchand’s nose. Late in last night’s double overtime game, Pacioretty posted, “this game is longer than marchands nose.”
That got the idiot fringe of hockey fandom enraged. Pacioretty started to get the requisite hate mail including a resurrection of Mark Recchi’s stupid comment about the validity of Pacioretty’s injuries. He subsequently posted this apology,
……..The Bruins have won three straight playoff games after going down 0-2 in a series. The last time the accomplished that kind of comeback was 59 years ago, and as usual, the Canadiens were involved. In 1952, after losing a pair in Montreal, they won Games 3, 4, 5, only to lose the first-round series in seven games.
…….The Bruins are also trying to advance after starting 0-2 for the first time in their history. They’ve failed twenty-six times.